– Highlights


Pipilotti Rist: Sip my ocean

01 Nov - 18 Feb


Jon Campbell: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 25 Feb


Word: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 18 Feb

– Learning Events


Art + Film

13 Jan, 2.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre


ARTBAR January 2018

19 Jan, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA


Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program

23 Jan, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

– News from inside the MCA

The Importance of Laughter

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Coming up in 2018…

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Six Films that Changed My Life (for better or worse): Antenna's Rich Welch

To pave the way for the soon-to-come cinema binge at Antenna Film Festival,Co-Director Rich Welch shared a few of his life changing films. more

– Spotlights from the collection online

MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

Collection Artist Interviews

Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

The Program promotes Australian art globally, helping Australian artists reach new audiences.

Special Event

– The Primavera Edition

Spring has arrived in full bloom with a fresh crop of young Australian artists mapping out ‘The Primavera Edition’ of ARTBAR curated by Taloi Havini.

Rifting off themes in the exhibition, Havini explores ideas of identity, place and culture through dance, performance and live music.

Move your jelly in an energetic Jamaican Dancehall workshop with Caroline Garcia, explore video works by Abdul Abdullah and Steaphan Paton, and add to the important social project, 1 million stars against violence.

How are artists returning to culture and tackling issues of identity and power? How does location shape who we are? Find out at ARTBAR.

What is Primavera? It’s our annual exhibition of young Australian artists aged 35 years and under. See it from 22 Sep – 6 Dec.

Buy Tickets Here


Throughout the MCA
$20/$15 MCA Members and Concessions*
$25 on the door (subject to availability)
Ages 18 +

Prepare to be surprised and inspired as the MCA brings you ARTBAR – curated by artists.


Image: Taloi Havini, Middle Tailings #3 (Bougainville Copper Ltd, Panguna mine), 2015, digital print on aluminium

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– When

25 September 2015, 7:00-11:00pm

– Where


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